Kristy Loman Chiodo
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Riverview, FL
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I can hardley believe that we added another puppy so soon...but I love it! I kinda makes 3, since General (the yorkie) is shared between my folks and us. He is here for most of the day and goes back to their house late in the evening and to spend the night.
Bella is going to agility class with General in the morning for some socialization. Today she got to go next door and interact individually with the three dogs that are going to be a part of her pack (Another General, Sophie, and Tipper - two English Springers and a Black lab). We took General and Willow with us to help her realize that these dogs are all okay.
This evening we make a lap around the neighborhood to practice waling on a leash. She was "running drag" with Sam and pulled the entire time because she wanted to be up with her brother and sister. General used to pull something terrible until he learned to heel so we will work on this.
We are suprised by how much and how ofen Bella barks - since Willow has only barked about 7 times since she came home a month ago. Do people notice differences in the amount of barking? Any recommendations for how to get this under control? We were thinking of teacher her to ", speak", then "enough". We notice that she barks when we put food down and there are three of them. We have to show her where the unoccupied bowl is. We also notice she barks when one of the other dogs has a bone or toy, even when we offer her a different toy.
We absolutely love the little girls!
Kristy - Willow & Bella's Mom (And General the Yorkie, too!)